Growing Capacity Project
The world remains broken, desperate and in need of redemption. Jesus is the answer and we, each one of His people, are His means to seeing the Kingdom continue to advance. We are seeing the growth of the Gospel in Australia slowly but surely. It is hard work that requires the perseverance of our staff and labourers and we rejoice and thank God as we see lives transformed for His glory.
This growth of the Gospel is clearly reflected in Jesus’ parable of the mustard seed in Matthew 13:31-32. In this parable we are told about the Kingdom of Heaven, ‘Though it is the smallest of all seeds, yet when it grows, it is the largest of garden plants and becomes a tree.’ Are you excited that the worldwide movement of Christians is now over 2.2 billion? We are! As Navigators, we continue to send labourers into the harvest.
Through generous donors like you we have seen the growth of the Endowment Fund Project which has helped many people start in ministry. Like the mustard seed which started as small and insignificant, God has enabled the growth of this fund to a size where it has been able to help new staff commence their journey in full time ministry with the Navigators. With your help we are making generational labourers and they are making a difference in the world!
But like any tree that is flourishing, it still needs care and attention. While we continue helping new labourers, we believe it is absolutely vital that we care and nurture those that are already labouring in the harvest. We want to help these labourers continue on and labour for a lifetime! And we still need your help.
So we are asking you to prayerfully consider if you would give financially to the “Growing Capacity” Project. This will help the fund grow to a point where it can help our precious staff continue labouring. It will provide support and care to the staff, assist in development of their ministry skills and invest in their ministry when necessary. Importantly, once we have reached our target of $500,000, the fund will reach perpetuity. God has already provided $270,000 toward this target. This is a big ask and we recognise and appreciate your generosity already. But we know we have a big God that will continue to do His work in the nations. We trust him to help us reach the last $230,000 of the $500,000 target and we ask your help to do this.
Please pray about whether you would be willing to partner with us financially in taking care of God’s labourers.
Keep the Labourers Labouring
One look at the spiritual condition of our nation and it’s easy to see a picture similar to that described in Matthew 9.
When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful but the labourers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out labourers into his harvest field.”
Standing in the midst of our ripened fields today two things are abundantly clear. Australia still desperately needs the love of Christ, and we need labourers to express this compassion of God to our neighbours.
Labourers … manual workers … sweating and dirty … getting tired … living among, and giving their lives for, the sheep. This is what our Navigator leaders do, we labour! We labour to extend God’s love and compassion throughout Australia through new generations of faithful, ordinary labourers. Part of this work involves equipping and encouraging those God has called, and in this regard we need your help.
Labourers are not invincible. They are normal, everyday people just like the fishermen and tax collectors called by Jesus to be his apostles. They’re weak, imperfect men and women who need help, support and encouragement to keep labouring. Therefore, I would like you to partner with us financially through our 6-week long “Keep the Labourer’s Labouring” appeal which will directly support those currently labouring.
Equipping and encouraging our labourers is not only essential to them, but also critical to achieving our ultimate goal, for the harassed and helpless to know God’s compassion.
Fundraising Dinner Give Page
We are so sorry to hear that you cannot make it to our Navigators Fundraising Dinner. But we are so thankful and encouraged that you have still chosen to give! We know you are rejoicing with us over all that God has done. What an amazing God we serve!
We sincerely hope you can make it to our next Community event so we can fellowship and celebrate together in person. And we are delighted to be deepening our partnership as we look to the future together. Together we will be used by God to advance His Kingdom into a world that needs to know.
Christian giving has its foundation
in the nature of God
God pours out blessing upon blessing – health, housing, food, sunshine, rain and most graciously and sacrificially eternal life for all who believe through Jesus’ death on the cross in our place.
God is a wonderfully generous God
who calls us to be like Him,
for us to be generous.
God desires us to give to build up His kingdom for His glory. So we pray that you might be led by God to give generously to the work of His kingdom through one of our projects or one of our staff.